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    Photo Credit: UTC Power

    A hydrogen fuel cell-powered hybrid electric bus supplied by UTC Power for the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District has set a performance record by operating for over 10,000 hours. The milestone is another step toward reducing the life cycle cost of hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles, which produce zero emissions and are more than 50% efficient in terms of converting energy to power.

    UTC Hydrogen Fuel Cell Sets Performance Record on Oakland AC Transit Hybrid Electric Bus was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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    Photo courtesy Wikipedia

    If successful, FuelCell Energy's system will separate and capture 90% or more of the CO2 emitted from a coal-fired power plant's flue stream. The CO2, along with hydrogen 'reformed' from natural gas, will be used to drive a fuel cell that produces clean electricity that will add to the plant's energy output. Nitrogen oxides (NOX), another potent greenhouse gas, will also be captured, but destroyed in the process. Emissions from the fuel cell system: water

    Coal Plant + New Fuel Cell System = 90% Reduction in CO2 Emissions? was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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    The third in a series, this post explains the workings and the principal aims of a DOE project in which Connecticut's FuelCell Energy will use its Direct FuelCell technology to capture 90% of a coal-fired power plant's CO2 emissions at a 35% or less increased in the cost of electricity

    Fuel Cell-Coal Plant CO2 Capture: Clean Tech Breakthrough or Ill-Conceived Diversion? was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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    Graphic courtesy of AFC Energy

    Working with industrial partners, the UK's AFC Energy is on the verge of launching the first commercial-scale implementation of a modular, low cost-high performance hydrogen fuel cell system that it believes can jump-start the hydrogen economy and map out a path to a clean, zero-emissions electricity future

    Jump-Starting the Hydrogen Economy: AFC Energy Takes a Back to Basics, Commercial Approach was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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    Powerful multinational corporate interests are spending the equivalent of national GDPs to make sure that a climate change treaty isn't agreed to at the UNFCCC's COP 17 in Durban beginning next week, but a glimmer of hope remains, according to a new report from Greenpeace International

    Greenpeace Report Lays Out Who’s Holding Back Climate Change Treaty, Green Global Economy was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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    Photo courtesy AfDB

    The African Development Bank and South African state-owned electric utility Eskom signed a $365 million loan package that will help fund two historic renewable energy projects. The AfDB also pledged $498 million for Moroccan solar power projects. Africa, along with all nations around the world, stands at an energy crossroads. The AfDB loans will provide a substantive boost as South Africa and Morocco attempt to transition to clean energy economies that may serve as a model across the continent and beyond

    Africa at the Energy Crossroads: AfDB Finances Historic Renewable Energy Projects in South Africa, Morocco was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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    GE and Kenya announcing development of a 150 MW wind power project highlights the multiple benefits of making renewable energy a pillar of economic development

    GE’s 150-MW Kenya Wind Power Project Highlights Benefits of Clean Energy Economic Development was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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    SolarBangladesh

    The drive to develop and deploy renewable energy worldwide has been no 'blip on the radar screen,' but rather a sustained effort, the cumulative magnitude and effects of which are laid out in two industry standard reference reports released yesterday: the United Nations Environment Programme's "Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2012" and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century's (REN21) 2012 Renewables Global Status Report

    REN21, UNEP Reports Highlight Challenges Amid Record Renewable Energy Growth was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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    As part of staying current, literally hundreds of clean energy articles are reviewed each month. Thank you, Google. Dozens of relevant stories are found and reported to my network at month’s end and could be sent to you at your request. Some of these leap out, to me anyway, as significant to a wider cleantech [&hellip

    Dave’s Top 10 Cleantech & Energy Stories From Last Month was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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    Map of earth's permafrost at 3 density levels.

    This is the second monthly report of 10 of the most compelling renewable energy and clean technology stories encountered from the previous month that have not already been published on CleanTechnica. Literally hundreds of articles are reviewed each month across many energy platforms, including renewables, fuels, energy generation, and conservation — and climate. Here are [&hellip

    Dave’s Top 10 Clean Energy News Stories From June was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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    Renewable energy growing, fossil fuels declining in Australia.

    This is the third monthly report of 10 of the most compelling clean energy and clean technology stories encountered over the last month. Over a thousand articles were reviewed across many energy platforms, including renewables, fuels, energy generation, energy conservation, and climate. Here are my “Top 10” that might have an impact on your business, [&hellip

    Top 10 Most Interesting Cleantech News Stories from July was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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    wind direction and speed

    This continues my monthly report of 10 of the most compelling clean energy generation, energy conservation technology, and climate change stories encountered over the last month. Over a thousand articles were reviewed across the various clean energy platforms, 30+ were found to be of particular interest and are available in my newsletter upon request. Here [&hellip

    Dave’s Top 10 Clean Energy News Stories From August was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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    Tea Party and Sierra Club align in Georgia

    Here’s my latest monthly report of the “Top 10” most compelling clean energy, climate, and environment-related news stories encountered last month. These articles may have an impact on your business, your life, and the world we live in. Or, at the very least, might surprise you about what’s going on. Over a thousand articles were [&hellip

    Top 10 Most Interesting Energy & Environment Articles From November was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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    PG&E tests utility-scale batteries in CA

    Here’s my latest monthly pick of the “Top 10” most compelling clean energy, climate, and environment-related news stories from last month. While some articles may impact you profoundly, at the very least, others are very interesting. Over a thousand articles were reviewed and 30+ were collected and sent to my private reader list. This newsletter [&hellip

    Top 10 Most Interesting Energy, Environment, & Climate Articles From December was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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    Completed natural gas wellhead installation (conservativenewjersey.com)

    A longer version of this article, with commentary, was released in one of our sister publications, Planetsave, on Sunday, July 27. Scientific American has raised an issue that’s been puzzling environmental and climate scientists since the beginnings of the natural gas boom in the United States. With ClimateWire, the nation’s most reputable lay science journal [&hellip

    Do Fugitive Emissions Of Methane Create A Fossil Fuel Tossup? was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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    CHPE HVDC line for Canada hydro (TDI)

    It’s nice not to be talking about imports from Canada in terms of oil this time. The U.S. Department of Energy has approved the final environmental impact statement for the 336-mile, 1000-megawatt Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission line across the U.S.-Canada border near Champlain, New York, extending to New York City. The high-voltage direct current line, mostly [&hellip

    Canada Hydro Line To Power 2-3% Of NYC was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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    Originally published on Rocky Mountain Institute. By Erik G. Fowler, Douglas Miller, and Brett Bridgeland In 1961, President Kennedy presented the challenge to land an American on the Moon in 10 years or less. This seemingly impossible goal unlocked a national spirit of ingenuity and became a reality just eight years later in 1969 when [&hellip

    Palo Alto’s Moonshot: Can It Become The First Carbon-Neutral City In US was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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    PV Oregon Hgwy

    Roadway renewable energy enthusiasts might be interested in seeing some of these demonstrations, referred to by the Federal Highway Administration  as “Alternate Uses of Highway Right-of-Way (ROW).” Although some may believe renewable energy test are a new thing, rest assured, they are not at all, writes the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), stating, “Renewable energy has [&hellip

    Sampling Of Roadway Renewable Energy Designs was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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    The world's carbon pricing programs, May 2015 (wri.org)

    This May, the World Resources Institute, a global research organization spanning over 50 countries, released Putting a Price on Carbon: A Handbook for U.S. Policymakers, an important reference guide that addresses decarbonization and its interaction with many other policy priorities. WRI envisions the working paper—and the detailed briefings to come—as playing “a helpful role in the coming [&hellip

    WRI Report Outlines US Carbon Pricing Alternatives was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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    Originally published on WRI. By Viviane Romeiro and Rachel Biderman This week Brazil formally submitted its climate plan, also known as its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC). The country’s INDC comes on the heels of joint climate change declarations it’s made in recent months with China, Germany and the United States, showing that the country [&hellip

    Examining Brazil’s New Climate Plan (INDC) was originally published on CleanTechnica.

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